Nursing Procedures

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004 - Medical - 834 pages
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The newly revised Fourth Edition of this popular and widely used reference is a start-to-finish guide for nearly 400 basic and advanced nursing procedures. It provides step-by-step instructions for each procedure, explains how to use and troubleshoot equipment, and presents key information on rationales, cautions, complications, patient teaching, and documentation. The user-friendly format includes checklists, quick-scanning tables, logos that flag essential information, and more than 700 illustrations and photographs of equipment and techniques. This edition features a brand-new chapter on psychiatric nursing procedures and new entries on prone positioning, surgical site verification, ST segment monitoring, swallowing and aspiration precautions, and bispectral index monitoring (BIS).

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